Crimetracker: 2 Anderson County men sentenced in meth case

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- The leaders of an expansive Anderson County-based methamphetamine manufacturing conspiracy have been sentenced.

Lawrence “Stoney” Scriver, 46, of Lake City, was sentenced to serve 30 years in prison on Friday.

He pleaded guilty in July 2013, to a federal grand jury indictment charging him with one count of conspiracy to manufacture 50 grams or more of methamphetamine and one count of distributing methamphetamine, aided and abetted by others.

Chief Judge Varlan enhanced Scriver’s mandatory minimum sentence, based on the finding that Scriver was the leader of the conspiracy that produced approximately 1500 grams of methamphetamine.

Jeffrey Scott Braden, 37, of Vowell Mountain, was sentenced to a mandatory life sentence on Thursday.

In September 2013, a jury found Braden guilty of one count of conspiracy to manufacture 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, one count of possessing materials, chemicals, and equipment used to manufacture methamphetamine, and one count of possession of ammunition by a convicted felon.

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